Valentines Day or something like that…

I have never celebrated Valentines Day. Not even when I was younger. It was interesting to watch other people get caught up in the spirit of love or whatevs. I once received flowers and a teddy bear when I was at university, but that is another story for another day.

As you know I’ve been tweeting over at CurateZAR‘s account this week. Every week a different South African tweets from that account and shares some of their experiences. It is a lovely way to see how different & similar some of our experiences are. I’ve even followed some other Rotation Curation accounts. I feel like my whole world just got bigger. One of the people following @CurateZAR is Sonia Cabano and she told me about a kitchen party she was hosting on Valentines Day at the V&A Waterfront Food Market. Food is my first love, so I took my beloved Marcee with me and we went to go and celebrate our love for food :)

The party was upstairs and I had to drag myself away from all the other food places. I need to go back to the market soon.
The party was upstairs and I had to drag myself away from all the other food places. I need to go back to the market soon.
We received a complimentary mojito to get things started. Mine was a little too sweet.
We received a complimentary mojito to get things started. Mine was a little too sweet.
They had me at Free WiFi :)
They had me at Free WiFi :)
The cooking started. Marcee was making wedges and I was making meatballs
The cooking started. Marcee was making wedges and I was making meatballs
How cool is this 'compostable' cup. Marcee was drinking G&T
How cool is this ‘compostable’ cup. Marcee was drinking G&T
Sat next to an 8yr old boy (he was there with his dad) who was reading this book. He read a few pages to me as we ate.
Sat next to an 8yr old boy (he was there with his dad) who was reading this book. He read a few pages to me as we ate.
We all got to make our own pizza. I had peppers, mushrooms, olives, rocket & basil pesto on mine. YUM!
We all got to make our own pizza. I had peppers, mushrooms, olives, rocket & basil pesto on mine. YUM!
I wore these earrings. Marcee bought them for me. Pink is becoming one of my favourite colours.
I wore these earrings. Marcee bought them for me. Pink is becoming one of my favourite colours.

Hope you had a great valentines day. Food & I really enjoyed our day together ;)

Jan Book 1 (The Sound & The Fury)

Jan Book 1 (The Sound & The Fury)

This book was both beautiful and challenging. I cannot explain how completely focused I was while reading it. William Faulkner is a genius and now I want to read another one of his books. He just has a such a way with words.

I was supposed to read this book while I was on holiday in December but I haven’t taken a holiday as yet (don’t ask). It was a lovely way to start a year of reading :)

Give me popcorn everyday

Give me popcorn everyday

I keep telling you that Nancy and I are twin souls. I love popcorn so much. This is probably what addiction feels like. I try to eat popcorn every single day. The only reason I don’t is because Marcee side eyes me and complains that I need to eat ‘healthy’ food. Aren’t ‘seeds’ good for you? Ha ha ha ha.

Click on Image to go to Nancy is Happy Scans

Be The Change

Once a week I try and look for something that strengthens my belief in human kind. Something that makes me think ‘yeah we’re gonna be okay’. There so much to feel bad about, so I’ve started looking for the good. I came across these images on The Religion of Peace tumblr.

Protest in Manhattan over Israel's action in Gaza

Protest in Manhattan over Israel's action in Gaza

Protest in Manhattan over Israel's action in Gaza

Protest in Manhattan over Israel's action in GazaText from The Religion of Peace: The “Jews Say No” movement held a protest in Upper Manhattan expressing their opposition to the recent air attacks by Israel on the Gaza strip. They stood silently, holding posters and placards which voiced their concerns. New York, USA, 22nd August, 2011. (Demotix Images)

Why Not?

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Why Not?

I’ve decided that this year I’m going to work on some D.I.Y projects for my home. Nothing major just some stuff to make it feel more ‘me’.

I never thought I would say thins, but this Jack Daniels hand wash/mouth wash dispenser is charming. So… So me! (Via The Classy Issue – click on image to go there)

May Book (Gem Squash Tokoloshe)

Last year I decided to read one book a month and I did a post about it on my old blog. I’m sharing some of those post. Pulled this directly from my old bog.

It took me forever to finish the March book, but it feels like I flew through this months book (Gem Squash Tokoloshe). I had never heard of the author or the book, as mentioned before. Half of the book is set in the 80s (South Africa) and it is told by a seven year old girl named Faith. She lives on a farm with her parents and is oblivious to how big or bad the world. All she knows is her family, their community and the ‘fairies’ that her mother often tells her about.

Faith’s world falls starts unraveling when her parents separate and it seems nothing goes right from that point on. I don’t want to ruin the book for you, so I can’t go into too much detail. The second part of the book is from the perspective of Faith in her 20s. Again I can’t say much but you begin to see the impact that the events of her childhood have had on her.

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I love the story because of how it was stuck between the ‘real’ world and a ‘mystical’ one. I enjoy those kind of things, which is why Beloved is one of my favourite books. Be warned you will come across the k-word a few times. If that doesn’t put you off, keep reading

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